26.08.18 Workshop: Reflecting on Time with Sarker Protick


Join World Press Photo award winner and British Journal of Photography’s ‘Ones to Watch’ Sarker Protick for an exclusive workshop exploring the relationship between images and time. 

Sarker explores questions of time and space in photography. His work ranges from experiments with light, shadow and luminosity, to documentary work engaging with the complex history and geographical diversity of Bangladesh and the wider Bengal region.

Visiting from Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sarker is currently lecturing at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, this is a rare opportunity to have your work reviewed by one of photography’s leading practitioners.

This workshop is delivered in conjunction with Temporary Certainty opening at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art from the 31 August to the 14 October 2018.


Prerequisites and


ACP Office
Suite 5A
66 Oxford St
Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010


About Sarker Protick
Sarker Protick is an artist from Dhaka, Bangladesh, primarily working with the medium of light and sound. He graduated from Pathshala South Asian Media Institute and currently teaches at the same institution. He is a member at VII Photo Agency.

Protick’s works are grounded around the ideas of time and space. Hovering between corporeal and meta-physical, his use of light as protagonist creates a truth that is more emotional than factual. It is document only to a suspended reality, where time is perpetually slowed; and we are not just looking, but seeing. Whether working with family, environment or history, Protick’s work consistently deals with Time and how it transforms matter and life.

In 2014, he was named in British Journal Of Photography’s annual ‘Ones to Watch’. The same year, Protick was selected for the Joop Swart Masterclass. In 2015, he went on to win a World Press Photo award for his story ‘What Remains’ and was listed in PDN’s 30 emerging photographers of the year. Recently winner of Australian Photobook Award’s grand prize for his debut book, his works have been featured in numerous exhibitions, including Latvian Contemporary Museum of Photography, Chobi Mela International Photography Festival, Dhaka Art Summit, Art Dubai, Paris Photo and Noorderlicht. 


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Image: Sarker Protick, Disintegration, from the series Exodus (2015—ongoing). Photographic installation, variable dimensions. Courtesy the artist. The presentation of Sarker Protick’s Exodus at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in 2018 has been supported by The Esplanade, Singapore, with additional support from the Australian Centre for Photography.